Sociology and Social Anthropology Seminar Series - Street Culture in Nørrebro: Ways in, respect and the street economy
Hakan Kalkan, Assistant Professor, Roskilde University, Denmark
This presentation is about young men from primarily the ethnoracial minorities, in Nørrebro, Copenhagen, and the street culture that characterizes their life. Based upon several years of ethnographic fieldwork among these young men, this talk will focus on why and how some young men enter into the street field; the status hierarchies and the criterias for recognition in this field, especially violence; the illegal street economy, including similar features of different street economic activities (burglary, street robberies, commercial robberies, dealing of hash and dealing of cocaine).
Hakan Kalkan's research is focused on disadvantaged neighborhoods, street culture and crime. He is currently embarking on a study on desistance from crime and street culture. This study is a continuation of Shababs, his higher doctoral study in sociology, which was about street culture in Nørrebro, and comprises the basis for the above mentioned talk.